AT Founder's Bridge Festival -- April 6th & 7th

You're invited to the 2012 AT Founder's Bridge Festival on April 6th & 7th at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, near Bryson City, NC.

Jennifer Pharr Davis returns to share her tales about a lifetime on the trail -- including her most recent AT Speed Record Hike. She'll also be signing copies of her book, Becoming Odyssa.

Renowned backcountry guide, Patrick Warren, is also scheduled to speak. Bill Walker -- author of books on the AT, PCT, Camino de Santiago -- will be there too.

If you're interested in long-distance hikes, take advantage of the Wilderness Survival skills clinics.

They'll also have:

  • an edible plants hike with a local botanist and certified outdoor leader
  • an exciting packraft demo
  • and a head-to-head race from Alpacka Rafts on the Nantahala River! (Be sure to bring a change of clothes so you can jump in and join the fun.)
  • Great music, great scenery and great people to share it with.

Please Note: Abandon all hope of finding the Nantahala Outdoor Center unless you Click Here to Follow Their Directions. ("They say" the last person who used Google Maps to find NOC wound up in Libya at the National Oil Corporation. Don't say you weren't warned.)

If you do follow the directions, you'll be rewarded with good times at the AT Founder's Bridge Festival.

See you there!

Click Here for the AT Founder's Bridge Festival Website


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